VW of America puts Golf Alltrack, SportWagen out of production
The U.S. branch of Volkswagen Group said it stopped the assembly of its Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen models in its Pueblo factory in Mexico until the end of the year.
According to the company, the fate of both estates/wagons remains unclear in the USA, mainly because most American customers now prefer crossover SUVs. The statistics seems to agree: of all cars sold in the States from January through June 2019, 47% were SUVs.
To close the gap, VW will be introducing three new crossovers in North America within the next 12 months. The five-door Atlas Cross Sport will be the first to debut, followed by the electric ID. Crozz and eventually by the compact-sized Tharu.
As for the retiring Golfs, the base Alltrack ships for $26,895 with an AWD system and a 1.8-liter engine rated at 180 hp (134 kW). The entry-level SportWagen comes front-driven and packs a 1.4-liter TSI engine with 150 hp (112 kW) for $21,895. Higher trims come equipped with the Alltrack engine.
Editor Andrew Raspopov